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The Department of Political Science at the University of Calgary is a dynamic teaching and research-oriented department with great ideological and intellectual diversity. We are proud to be a department of scholars who have developed the national and international profile necessary to sustain a high quality teaching and research program.

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Recent News

Melanee Thomas has been awarded one of the 50 University of Calgary Eyes High Postdoctoral Scholars Positions for her

SSHRC project on psychological orientations to politics, gendered stereotype threat, and democratic citizenship.

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Application Deadline: January 15, 2016 for September 2016 admission

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Judi Powell:

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Dr. Joshua D. Goldstein:

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Congratulations to Dr. Jim Keeley on winning a Faculty of Graduate Studies, My Supervisor Skills, GREAT Supervisor Award for 2015-2016!

Jim has provided outstanding mentorship to his many graduate students, including most recently Dr. Adam Cote, as well as invaluable support as a member of innumerable supervisory and examining committees over the years.

Congratulations to the Department of Political Science Best Paper and Thesis Award winners and nominees for 2014-2015.

Congratulations to Pablo Policzer for being appointed the new LARC Director for a three-year term, commencing September 1st, 2015.

Political Science would like to extend a warm welcome to our three (3) new faculty members joining us effective July 1st, 2015.

JACK LUCAS has joined the Department of Political Science as an Assistant Professor.  Dr. Lucas completed his PhD at the University of Toronto in 2014, and just completed his Killam Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta.

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The International Relations Undergraduate Program has moved to Political Science?                 
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• International Relations (IR) as an interdisciplinary subject is taught only at the Undergraduate level but students who are interested in an MA or PhD in IR should follow the link here as IR is taught as part of POLI at the graduate level.


Susan Franceschet, Jennifer M. Piscopo and Gwynn Thomas. Supermadres, Maternal Legacies, and Women's Political Participation in Contemporary Latin America. Journal of Latin American Studies, available on CJO2015. doi:10.1017/S0022216X15000814.

Brenda O'Neill, "Unpacking Gender's Role in Political Representation in Canada," Canadian Parliamentary Review 2015, 38(2), pp. 22-30.

Antonio Franceschet, Symposium Editor's Introduction:"Rethinking states in international politics", Journal of International Political Theory, 2015 11(2):203-205.

Antonio Franceschet, "Theorizing state civil disobedience in international politics", Journal of International Political Theory, 2015 11(2):239-256.